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[movies]Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding - TED.com
Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga, a citizen of Kenya, and her team pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops fail early a second chance at a growing season.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; agriculture; global issues; microfinance; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
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[movies]Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa's own solutions - TED.com
Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Africa; bottom-up; business; culture; development; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; microfinance; philanthropy; poverty; social change; women; 2005
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[movies]Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty - TED.com
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; communication; culture; development; global issues; invention; investment; microfinance; poverty; technology; telecom; third world; transportation; 2005
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